Good? Great? Somewhere in between?
I’ve gotta spend a few minutes setting up the scene. Last night was an adventure and a half. The three plus hour drive to Warwick, Rhode Island was mostly uneventful, though I did hit some Targets on the way down and got myself some Wave 3 troop builders… but no Pit Commandos, dammit. However, once the Charity Screening event started, it was just that…an event! Mingling in the crowd with so many other folks from the general public as well as Hasbro people, Stephen Sommers, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, media folks, and yes, Rachel Nichols, was an amazing spectacle. Something a small town boy like me doesn’t get to experience very often.
Perhaps it was the high from the event itself, or perhaps it was because I was in the front of the theater on a monster screen, but the film was..well…it was nuts. Tons of action, lots of stuff happening all at once, yet not too much to keep track of. My head was sorta swimming a bit, but now that I’ve had some time to mull it over, I’m ready to post my review(s).
Yeah, I did two of them. How lame is that? A lot of the info in the two is the same, but I’ve separated them into a “Spoiler Free” version and a “Spoiler Full” version. You can choose which path you take. A word of warning, the Spoiler Full one has a LOT more detail, because, obviously, being able to talk about character specifics and specific events helps me to flesh out the review a bit better.
I knew it was going to be a good night when Stephen Sommers stood in front of the crowd and said “If you have to use the rest room, use it now, because there won’t be time to do it when the film starts”.
He was right.